What’s a Little Blood to a Mother’s Heart?

When my dear Rommy asked if she could tell my Wicked Luvs about her new book on my blog, I… squealed. Then, I begged her (yep, there was begging) to use my cyber-home to introduce everyone to a character that births the most delightful grins right out of my heart. So… here is Rommy (and her Rowena):

 

Firstly, let me thank Ms. Wicked, Magaly Guerrero, for not just being kind enough to agree to let me guest blog, but also for kicking my butt encouraging me to write a book. I can say with great certainty that it never, EVER, would have gotten done without her support.

This blog has never shied away from dark or unsettling things. Neither does Rowena, one of the characters in my short story, “What’s a Little Blood to a Mother’s Heart?”, in my short story collection, The Trouble with Wanting, and Other Not-Quite Faerie Tales.

In Rowena’s world, situations sometimes call for a warm chat over a cup of tea, and sometimes… well, sometimes they call for a little something more. Have you ever been in a situation that required a bit more than niceness to resolve?

Tell me about it in the comments, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win the e-book. The contest closes on November 25th midnight EST. The winner will be selected by me and announced on the 26th back on my blog. Magaly will also add the name of the winner to this post. Good luck, everyone!

Edited (11/26/2018): The winner of the giveaway is Rosemary. Congrats! Rommy will be contacting you soonest.

 

The Trouble with Wanting, and Other Not-Quite Faerie Tales
is available for purchase now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Cover art by Michelle Kennedy,
find her on her blog, Facebook, and Instagram
(Shelle, you’re a master at the art of capturing expressions. Wow!)

 

a wee note (from Magaly):
– in celebration of her book release, Rommy is hosting a book-tour giveaway on her blog (tea, bookmarks, incense), follow this link to enter.
– my review of the book.

 

A Stitched October’s Heart-Bits Giveaway

I took “Our Strange Creature”, some recycled coffee filters and paper, red and black thread, a needle, a pen, a handful of mirth, and stitched it into a 5-page book. I felt a blast of soothing yum as I wrote and ripped and eyeballed and stitched up my words. The result is rough—firsts often are. Still, if you win it, I hope you love it as I do.

The title is written on a coffee filter I never used. It was the runt of the pack, missing a chunk that kept it from being bathed by the brew. But… it gets to be art. So, all is good.

I was tired when I got to the last page. There was a wee bit of over-ripping, the thread twisted here and there… My exhaustion added character to the piece, methinks.

The pages are stitched together in the middle. The 3 strings are just fed through the center stitch. Tie them up to secure them… or remove them if you don’t want them.

I made a bookmark out of the blackout bit that partly inspired “Our Strange Creature”. But I’m not giving it away. I almost did. Then, my muse and greed and moi decided to keep it. But worry not, I’m replacing it with a stitched quote ready to frame. Once you win, fly over to my Instagram word-garden, look around, tell me which, and I’ll stitch.

Entering the giveaway is rather easy
– just leave a comment letting me know that you want the stitched poem and quote.

You’ll get extra entries, if…
– you are an October’s Heart-Bits with Magaly participant. Yes, you can still join in.
– you leave/left a comment on the original poem.
Three is a delicious number. So, a total of three possible entries feels just right.

If you are not a regular reader of my blog, if you don’t follow me on Facebook, haven’t liked my page, or we aren’t friends on Instagram, please make sure you add your email to the comment (I need to be able to contact you if you win).

This giveaway is open to anyone who can legally enter it. I will announce a winner on Tuesday, November 7th. Best of luck, my Wicked Luvs.

And the winner is… Dimitra. Congrats, dear lady!